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U.S.S. Constitution
The video's title is incorrect- HMS Victory is the oldest commissioned warship in the world. USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship in the world still afloat.

Pretty interesting!




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Wow! 140 guns for the USS Pennsylvania vs. 104 guns for the HMS Victory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Pennsyl...%281837%29

USS Pennsylvania was a four-decked 140-gun ship of the line of the United States Navy, named for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She was the largest sailing warship ever built for the United States, the equivalent of a first-rate of the British Royal Navy. Authorized in 1816 and launched in 1837, her only cruise was a single trip from Delaware Bay through Chesapeake Bay to the Norfolk Navy Yard.

She remained there until 20 April 1861 when she was burned to the waterline to prevent her falling into Confederate hands.

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RE: U.S.S. Constitution
And today - over 95 years after Scapa Flow - we still pay taxes originally meant to finance the Emperor's dreadnought high sea fleet.

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